To wash or percolate the soluble matter from (solid material).
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Origin of lixiviate
- Late Latin lixīvium lye (from Latin lixīvius of lye) (from lix lye) –ate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin lixivio, from lixivius (“made into lye"), from lix (“ashes, lye").